Friday, 12 December 2014

Simply having a wonderful Christmastime...

Reindeer at the Otley Victorian Fayre

I had an amazing sausage sandwich with apples, fried onion & HP sauce

We had a great time at the Victorian Fayre and found a couple of lovely Wedgwood pieces, too
Trinity Shopping Centre

Not Christmas-related, but Richard found these lovely red transferware plates for the kitchen

Birthday dinner at the Alp Chalet

Another visit to the Christkindlmarkt--I could go every day!

We dressed Biscuit up in the Santa coat--it's much more snug on her than it was on Cookie, but she's much more comfortable in it than Cookie was. She walked around and played in it, whereas Cookie just flopped onto her side in a silent protest.

We put the tree up a few days after Thanksgiving this year

For some reason, I had two Cracker Barrel ornaments, so after confirming with Kelly that it wasn't hers (she has one, too!), I gave one to an American friend here who loves Cracker Barrel--she loved it!

Mommy-to-be commemorative Hallmark ornament from Kelly

The gingerbread man from 1st grade is still holding up after 22 years!

The mouse from 2nd grade doesn't look quite as good, but it's still around, too!

The Wedgwood bell we got last year--it's 1 day older than Richard, commemorating New Years 1979!

The pudding ornament I got at Castle Howard last year, another one of my favorites

We brought my nutcracker back last Christmas--I got it in Leavenworth when I was a kid, after being fascinated by Nina's nutcrackers up in Vancouver

Nothing says Christmas is coming like a half-empty advent calendar!

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